It feels like we’re living out a scene from the children’s picture book about a Cornish rock pool,
The Selfish Shellfish.
Grandma Paint Pot at Castle Beach
I’m with the author, Grandma Paint Pot (Donna Painter), on Castle Beach in Falmouth, where her story is set . The tide is rising fast and we’re slithering about on a wet rock while we watch limpets, top shells and anemones coming to life as the waves push in. Continue reading The Selfish Shellfish – The story of a Cornish Rock Pool
It’s amazing to watch the rock pools appear. Just an hour ago, as we ate our picnic on Hannafore beach, two ladies were swimming just a hundred metres away. Now the tide has slipped back to reveal the dark, alluring rocks. An egret flies down to stalk the distant pools and oystercatchers follow, trilling loudly.
Hannafore Beach with Looe Island Nature Reserve in the background.
‘I want to go rockpooling. Now. Now,’ a little boy pleads, dragging on my arm. Tide and time can never move fast enough when you’re five. Continue reading ‘The best day of my life.’ – Rockpooling with Cornwall Home Educators
Rock pooling with the experts is a great way to explore the shore this summer. Below is a full list of events where you can find amazing rock pool creatures and learn all about them.
Have a fantastic summer!
Please check the full event details with the relevant organisation page before attending in case of changes and cancellations.
Continue reading Summer Holiday Rock Pooling Events in Cornwall 2014